All Work and No Play | Psychology | Parenting | Education
Have we inadvertently harmed our children by taking away play time? Does our tendency to make decisions for our kids, instead of allowing them to make their own choices, negatively impact executive function? Mead Ploszay, middle school learning specialist for an independent school district in the midwest, joins us to share results of her study of student choice and unstructured, free time.
About the guest - Mead Ploszay is a middle school learning specialist for Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS). She has a Master of Science (M.S.) in School Psychology & Counseling, and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from Bucknell University. Mead is also a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Host Emily Kircher-Morris has dual Masters degrees in Counseling and Education, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and specializes in the area of giftedness throughout the lifespan. She founded the non-profit organization The Gifted Support Network, is the owner of Unlimited Potential Counseling & Education Center, and is the mother of three gifted children.